Enjoy 4 Nights/5 Days Nile Cruise Between Luxor and Aswan on Princess Sarah Nile Cruise Ship, Visit the valley of Kings, The Karnak temples, Luxor temple and Karnak temple. Discover the Nile River and Sail on the Nile with Felucca
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►❤ Day 1 -Saturday
El gounatours Representative will meet and assist you at your hotel in Hurghada for your transfer to Luxor (about 4 hours driving in the eastern desert). Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the west bank of Luxor and Karnak
►❤ Karnak temple
Karnak is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso)
►❤ Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated with His Military Battle of Kadesh.
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise.
Disembarkation after Breakfast.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Day 2 - Luxor Nile Cruise Shore Excursions
Breakfast on board your Nile cruise boat in Luxor and then accompanied by your Egyptologist Tour Guide for a wonderful ancient exploration on the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon,
►❤ The Valley of the Kings :
Once called the great Place of the Truth, this valley is Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak
►❤ The colossi of Memnon:
Massive pair statues Known as the Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what was once the largest complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third
►❤ The Queen Hatshepsut temple :
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of Hatshepsut Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.
Transferred back to the Nile cruise in Luxor . Sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock with dinner and overnight stay on board.
Overnight o board of the Cruise in Luxor
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Tours to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
Breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat and then accompanied by your knowledgeable Guide to visiting Horus Temple at Edfu then transfer to the cruise to sail to Kom Ombo with lunch on board the Nile cruise boat.
►❤ Day 3- Edfu and Kom Ombo
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise, Breakfast on the Nile Cruise, Visit the Edfu
►❤ Edfu temple :
Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.
Sail to Luxor through Esna lock
►❤ Visit The temple of Kom Ombo
On arrival at Kom Ombo, your Egyptologist Tour Guide will escort you to the Temple of Kom Ombo shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing on to Aswan with dinner and overnight on board the Nile cruise boat in Aswan.
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)
Sail to Edfu-Overnight in Edfu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
►❤ DAY 04 Tuesday
Breakfast on Board the Cruise
08:00 Proceed with Visits of Aswan including the temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk
►❤ Phiala temple
Built to honor the goddess Isis, this was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC, and it was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped
►❤ The High Dam
Aswan High Dam is a rock-fill dam located at the northern border between Egypt and Sudan. The dam is fed by the River Nile and the reservoir forms Lake Nasser. Construction for the project began in 1960 and was completed in 1968. It was officially inaugurated in 1971.
►❤ The Unfinished Obelisk
Aswan was the source of ancient Egypt’s finest granite, used to make statues and embellish temples, pyramids, and obelisks. The large unfinished obelisk in the Northern Quarries has provided valuable insight into how these monuments were created, although the full construction process is still not entirely clear. Three sides of the shaft, nearly 42m long, were completed except for the inscriptions. At 1168 tonnes, the completed obelisk would have been the single heaviest piece of stone the Egyptians ever fashioned.
12:00 lunch onboard of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruise
►❤ DAY 05 -Wednesday
Breakfast on board the cruise.
Optional Tour to Visit Abu Simbel
►❤ Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra, and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco.
Dinner & overnight on board of the cruise in Aswan.